Homemade Fig Newtons

prep:20 minutes
cook:20 minutes
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  • Serves: 24
  • Calories: 75
  • Total Fat: 4g
  • Total Carbohydrate: 8g
  • Protein: 1g
Homemade fig newtons that are gluten free, grain free,refined sugar free and paleo friendly.

Serves: 24

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Ingredients

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Process

Note, these instructions are written assuming the standard serving size, since you have modified the number of servings, these steps may need to be modified for best results
  1. Preheat the oven to 350F. Cover a standard baking pan with parchment paper or a nonstick pad and set aside.
  2. Make the filling: Pulse the figs a few times in the food processor to roughly chop, then add the remaining filling ingredients and puree into a chunky paste. Stop and scrape down the bottom and sides of the bowl to make sure everything is evenly incorporated.
  3. Transfer the filling to a small bowl and set side. Wash and dry the food processor.
  4. Make the crust: Pulse the almond, coconut and tapioca flours, the sweetener and the salt together several times to combine. Add the egg, process for a few seconds to combine, then add the butter and process until the dough comes together into a ball. You shouldn't be able to see any large clumps of butter left in the dough.
  5. Now you have to work fast, because the dough dries out very quickly. Divide the dough in half and gather each half into a ball. Place one ball of dough on a piece of wax paper, cover with another piece of wax paper, and roll out into a rectangle (dough should be about 1/2 cm thick).
  6. Slice the rectangle in half lengthwise to form two long strips.
  7. Divide the filling into four equal portions and spread one portion along the length of each of the two strips of dough (set aside the other two portions of filling for the moment), leaving about a 1/2" border of dough.
  8. Pick up the wax paper and use it to gently fold each strip of dough over onto itself, forming two filled logs. Gently press the edges together to seal each log and then carefully transfer it to the prepared baking sheet. Flatten each slightly with the heel of your hand.
  9. Repeat the process with the remaining dough and filling. You should have a total of four logs.
  10. Bake for 20-25 minutes until the logs are slightly golden around the edges.
  11. Let cool until they are comfortable enough to handle, then cut into 1 1/2" - 2" slices and transfer to a wire rack to cool completely before serving.

Notes

You can replace the butter with coconut oil, but you'll also have to decrease the baking time by a few minutes. If your figs are too soft to squish easily between your fingertips, you may want to soak them in hot water for a couple of minutes until they're softened. That way, it won't strain your food processor unnecessarily. If you don't have pumpkin pie spice handy, replace it with cinnamon. Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to five days, or in the freezer for up to three months. Note that the texture when they're right out of the oven will be slightly flaky, but as soon as you store them, the moisture redistributes slightly and they become more cakey, like packaged fig newtons. Either way, they're still good!

Our recipes are created using Paleo, Primal and Gluten-free guidelines. Learn more about our diet and lifestyle at www.primalpalate.com.

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    1. mom2one
      April 5, 2016

      Are these made with dried figs or fresh figs? Also can the stevia be replaced with another granulated sweetener such as maple sugar or coconut sugar?

    2. April 12, 2016

      Hi mom2one! They are made with dried figs, and you can use maple or coconut sugar, but just know that you’ll have too increase the amount called fro in the recipe slightly, since stevia tends to be sweeter than those sugars. Good luck!

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